Video Showcase: Blank Space and Wildest Dreams at the GRAMMY museum

I can read you like a magazine, Taylor Nation.

Ok, ok. I can’t. I just like the way that sounds. Anyhow, nice to see you. How you’ve been? Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who is really aware those two sentences are not the actual lyrics to Blank Space, we’re glad we’re getting an acoustic performance from the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone from the Clive Davies GRAMMY Museum back in September 30, 2015.

I would love to attend a completely acoustic performance of Taylor like this one. Bare bones production with only Taylor playing and singing. But I understand she can’t do this all the time. Here’s Blank Space.

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Notice something that Taylor can do that most of us can’t? I’ll give you a clue. Try singing along with this song at the same pace that Taylor does. You will run out of breath before you reach the chorus. Taylor can control her breathing while singing. It’s not just taking air, she’s nailing the pitch and the tune dead on. This is particularly important with a song like Blank Space where the pacing is fast. A lot of lines are chained together. Taylor is writing songs more complicated to sing nowadays.

Another example is Wildest Dreams. Remember that bridge? That would be a killer to perform live. Wait, we got that one too. Take a look. Not only that, the lines put together are really high pitch. Yes, the Sparkly Dressed can keep that pitch up. Let’s go to the video!

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How about a bonus one? Although this was already posted back in October 27 last year, I thought you’d want to listen to it again. This is Out of the Woods from the same performance.

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On other news, Taylor Swift won the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Female Artist.

(Source: Big Machine Label Group)
(Source: Big Machine Label Group)

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • February 15: It’s the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989, Record of the Year for “Blank Space”, Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Duo Group/Performance for “Bad Blood”, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”.

(Sources: YouTube)